"Personally, for me, being on the tennis team was the best experience I've ever had in sports and had at Newport Harbor," Young said. "It was the highlight of my high school experience. Personally, I would never think of quitting the team because it had such a quality impact on me. Kristen doesn't just teach us how to be good tennis players. She teaches us how to be good people, and good students ... High school tennis isn't necessarily for everyone, but for me it was the best thing that I've ever done."
Young said she has had no problem with the way the program has been run, even if it has meant some of her classmates — and friends — have left the team.
"I think it's fair the way the Kristen has set it up," Young said. "You have to show your team that you're giving 100% ... it depends on the person. If I didn't have the high school team and Kristen, I wouldn't be where I'm at or going to play in college. My family can't afford for me to have private lessons three or four times a week. Having that team there to hit with me whenever I need to, or to train or go condition with me, that has been huge. I know I would not have gotten any of that if I was just a singles tournament player."